Sh*t To Binge: Your February 2018 Guide To Netflix And Beyond
We’re almost 1/12th of the way through the year, which means it’s time to look ahead and start planning what we’re going to binge next! Nothing screams “romantic evening with bae” like cuddling up and watching The Emoji Movie, amirite? So to help you formulate your streaming strategy, we’ve gone through all the new shows and movies coming to Netflix.
Lots of exciting Netflix Originals, but here are a few that stuck out to me:
2/2/2018: Altered Carbon: Season 1 — Based on a novel by Richard K. Morgan, this sci-fi future noir is all about saving people’s consciousness onto hard drive stacks and then downloading them into other bodies. Or something. But THIS downloaded future person has a murder to solve! Or something. Basically it looks like Blade Runner, but smells kinda like Ghost in the Shell…
2/7/2018: Queer Eye: Season 1 — It’s a revival of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, but with all-new Queer Eyes! And it’s in Atlanta now.
2/9/2018: Seeing Allred — A documentary about Gloria Allred, focusing on the personal and professional life of the famous women’s rights attorney. The timing of this couldn’t be better..
2/18/2018: The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale — Streaming every Sunday, you’ll get a weekly fix of trending news and pop culture commentary from a very tall, very snarky man. It’s The Soup 2.0 basically. And that is in no way a complaint.
2/20/2018: The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 1 & 2 — Why two seasons at once? Because this is a British show picked up by Netflix! It stars Sean Bean, and since he’s the star presumably he doesn’t die, though we all saw how well that worked for poor Ned Stark. Set in London in 1827, a river cop (that’s Bean) discovers a dead body made up of pieces of OTHER dead bodies and… I mean, it’s a riff on Frankenstein.
2/23/2018: Mute — Duncan Jones (Moon) has a new sci-fi movie. It stars Alexander Skarsgård as a man who can’t speak (hence the title), who is looking for his missing girlfriend in a neon lit, near-future Berlin. Somehow he crosses paths with Paul Rudd and Justin “Sweatpants” Theroux, who play former army surgeons named Cactus Bill and Duck. I mean, need I go on?
Coming To Netflix: February 2018
*Netflix Originals in bold*
3000 Miles to Graceland
American Pie 2
American Pie Presents: Band Camp
American Pie Presents: The Book of Love
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
How the Beatles Changed the World
John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Parents
Men in Black
National Parks Adventure
Paint It Black
The Hurt Locker
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Z Nation: Season 4
Altered Carbon: Season 1
Coach Snoop: Season 1
Kavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down!
Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia: Season 1
On Body and Soul
Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers
Valor: Season 1
Imposters: Season 1
Queer Eye: Season 1
The Emoji Movie
Fate/Apocrypha: Part 2
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: George Clooney
The Trader (Sovdagari)
When We First Met
Greenhouse Academy: Season 2
Love Per Square Foot
Deep Undercover Collection: Collection 2
Re:Mind: Season 1
DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 6
Everything Sucks!: Season 1
First Team: Juventus: Season 1
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale
Bates Motel: Season 5
The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 1 and Season 2
Atomic Puppet: Season 1
Marseille: Season 2
Seven Seconds: Season 1
Ugly Delicious: Season 1
Jeepers Creepers 3
El Vato: Season 2
Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
People You May Know
Sin Senos sí Hay Paraíso: Season 2
Derren Brown: The Push
Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish
Last Chance: Ok, I admittedly have a soft spot for this show so I feel obliged to inform you that An Idiot Abroad seasons 1-3 are leaving Netflix on February 19th. If you’ve never heard of it, basically Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send their uncultured “friend” Karl Pilkington to exotic locations to expand his horizons (read: watch him squirm). Mostly, he’s just unimpressed. The comedy is largely cringeworthy, but just when you think Karl is the most painfully clueless human being in existence… he’ll surprise you. Plus in later episodes, he’s accompanied by actor Warwick Davis!
“But What About Hulu and Amazon?”: It looks like Hulu has one original coming: The Looming Tower on February 28. The synopsis says: “Based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning book, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11.” But they also are adding the excellent 2001 horror movie Frailty on February 1. It was directed by Bill Paxton, who stars alongside Matthew McConaughey and Powers Boothe. It’s about a religious fanatic serial killer, and his two sons. HEARTWARMING!
Meanwhile on Amazon… finally more episodes of The Tick! The second half of season one launches February 23, and based on the first half, I can’t wait. And not just because of Peter Serafinowicz’s fantastic voice. But also definitely because of that voice.
BONUS SNEAK PEEK: Here’s a hint at what’s ahead on Netflix in March…